One of my favorite features in the Sunday print edition is the college football Top 25 recap. While I know many of the results, from following games on Saturday, it's fun to get a recap of those results, as well as seeing who those teams will play the next week.
It's a good format, because it usually holds to one page and gives the reader a lot of useful and compact information.
That content can work online as well and could be a significant page view driver if you consider a photo gallery treatment.
NBC sports each week captures the Top 25 results with a photo from each game, the score and a cutline-style summary on the game. This is a really nice treatment for this content. Unlike the print format, where just the team's logo appears, this presentation gives the reader the opportunity to see a photo from every game.
While this feature would take a lot of time for something that is wire content, you could use this format online for high school sports content in a few ways.
1. Previews: This would be a great tool to preview games. If your newspaper runs glances on each game, you could post those as cutlines (as long as they were short) with a file photo.
2. Game recap: For a Sunday package or a Monday rewind, giving your high school football fans a recap of the Friday night games in a gallery, just like the AP package, would be really effective.
3. Quarter-by-quarter: Some newspapers offer quarter-by-quarter breakdowns of football games in an alternative story format. If you do this, the gallery tool, offering four photos, one for each quarter, would be really effective.